Rising heat could drive more wildlife in S'pore to urban areas and risk extinction

A juvenile Raffles banded langur monkey stuck in a drain in Yio Chu Kang in July 2022. PHOTO: ACRES
A juvenile langur was rescued by animal welfare charity ACRES after it was found trapped in a canal in Yio Chu Kang (above). PHOTO: ACRES
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SINGAPORE - With sweltering weather expected to intensify and temperatures possibly hitting 40 deg C on some days by 2045, tropical wildlife here is beginning to suffer.

The rapidly warming world could change how animals in the city-state behave, driving more into urban areas and bringing some closer to extinction here, naturalists told The Straits Times.

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